Rajapalayam is one of the cities that expose the Indian culture clearly. It is an important town in Virudunagar district and is the Taluk (also spelt as Taluka) headquarters of Rajapalayam Taluk. It is situated 85-km southwest of Madurai. Five roads are radiating from Rajapalayam on the north of Madurai on the south of Tenkasi and Sankarankovil on the east of Chattarapatti and on to the west to mountains and Ayyanar falls. Rajapalayam is one of the important trade centre for several adjoining villages due to its strategic location on the NH208 connecting Quilon in Kerala to Tirumangalam near Madurai. The extent of Rajapalayam Municipality is 11.36 Sq.Km.
Rajapalayam town has been constituted as
Grade III municipality on 1.10.1941,
Grade II municipality on 1.04.1955,
Grade I municipality on 1.04.1975
Selection grade municipality on 14.12.1989 and
Special Grade municipality from 02.12.2008
Location of Municipal Office
The Municipal office is situated just opposite to Rajapalayam Telephone Exchange on the T.P. Mills road.